After the long, drawn-out months of a frigid winter, spring’s beautiful weather has a profound impact on us—especially those of us who reside in the Midwest, where the more polarized ends of the weather spectrum limit our exposure to the outdoors and fresh air for more than half the year. Many of us are looking forward to spending more time outside. The rebirth of flora and fauna and the warming temperatures provide calm, restoration and balance. These benefits are no surprise when we consider our inherent connection with Mother Nature, a correlation that provides us with grounding, or earthing, as well as ties to the life energy force of the earth.
Although grounding is a simple electric conductivity process, most of humanity remains disconnected. The earth holds an abundance of free electrons which interact with those of the human body, providing a transfer of charge to achieve equilibrium.
There are many ways to establish this balance. One of the most effective methods is through the feet due to the acupuncture points that reside there. The grounding energy from the earth flows through the acupuncture points and provides physical, mental and emotional healing. The physical benefits are felt with ailments that involve things such as facia, connective tissues, tendons, bones, muscles, etc. In addition to the bodily areas, grounding can influence and improve overarching health conditions such as inflammation, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, immune response, wound healing and more. The restorative features of grounding reach beyond the physical, affecting our mental and emotional states that manifest as stress, anxiety, emotional trauma and more.
The effects of grounding are almost immediate, within just a few seconds; however, longer sessions of 30 minutes or more will afford benefits to deeper physical issues such as chronic inflammation.
There are countless ways grounding can be used as a healing technique such as:
- Walk barefoot. Allow your skin to touch the grass, sand or mud.
- Lie on the ground. Lie down directly on the ground or spread a blanket out first. Make the conscious effort to use this time wisely by concurrently incorporating meditation.
- Submerge either all or parts of yourself in water. Wade in clear waters, go swimming or experience “floating,” where one spends time in a sensory deprivation tank where one floats in a saltwater tank that blocks all external stimulation (gravity, sound, light, temperature, etc.).
- Use grounding equipment. If getting outside for grounding isn’t an option, there are products designed to simulate and reproduce our external environment. Options include:
- Grounding Mats
- Grounding Sheets and Blankets
- Grounding Socks
- Grounding Bands and Patches
The Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine, is the gateway for the flow of the earth’s energy to the chakra system. As we effectively use grounding to reconnect with the earth, our personal energy falls into alignment. This also facilitates an exchange of stagnant, binding energy for new, rebalanced energy that’s now able to freely flow into your aura.
At Awaken Gratitude, we practice and encourage a spiritual approach to wellness. As humans, we long to deeply connect with others; we also seek inner peace. Serenity is found within the harmonies of the body, mind and spirit. As your practitioner, I strive to provide education and support so you may effectively harness the skills and tools needed to continue your healing journey outside of our sessions.
We utilize Reiki, an energy healing technique, to serve as the foundation of Awaken Gratitude’s holistic methodology. Our sessions can be performed in-person where we’re together in close proximity or at a distance; both are equally as effective at clearing and rejuvenating your energy pathways. In addition to Reiki and Color Therapy Chakra Healing Sessions, we provide a range of sacred self-care services such as Divine Discoveries Angel Card Readings, Energy Clearing and Home Blessings.
We are excited to offer The Chakra Collection, a unique way to align, balance, cleanse and revitalize your energy by targeting the seven primary chakras. The Chakra Collection consists of seven all-natural essential oil blends which can be applied to the corresponding chakra points or diffused into the air. Kim with Awaken Gratitude personally blends and charges each set with Reiki, intention, gratitude and love.
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